Palestinian teachers fight for their rights

Life under Israeli occupation is extremely hard for Palestinian workers and their families. While ending the Occupation is of utmost importance, workers also struggle to improve their lives through better wages and conditions. This week saw a major demonstration by Palestinian teachers in Ramallah against the Palestinian Authority in their fight for better wages and conditions. Tens of thousands of teachers participated in spite of the encirclement of Ramallah by Palestinian security forces to check ID cards of Palestinians on all public transport in order to stop teachers reaching the demonstration.